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1822 July 3
Constitut. CodeSupreme Operative

Reformability Past Reforms
125 or 1.
Anglice, actual end of
Government, Monarchs
Supposed greatest happiness,
sinister sacrifice
consummate or nearly
so. By those who prefer
greatest number's to
one's happiness, a change
can not but be desired:
viz. change, substituting
to the sinister the
proper end.

126 or 2.
Proposed changes, two:
1. Parliamentary Reform
2. Revolution.
1. Representation more
popular, or another
King substituted to the

Of both changes the
inaptitude follows
from what has been
said already. But to
facilitate conception
application here

127 or 3.
1. Reform is radical
or moderate.
1. By radical, commons
House power would
be in a Representative
Democracy as
here proposed. Power
of King and Lords
untouched. By this then,
without further change,
no diminution of
misrule would be

128 or 4.
By moderate reform
in Common's House
an aristocracy wd.
be substituted to the
existing aristocracy.
This still less efficient.

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129 or 5.
1. By radical reforms
suppose no further
change, nothing would
be done, no change wd.
be effected.

1. With his sinister
interest, King would
retain his power of
giving effect to it. Of
the whole list of abuses
not one would be
redressed. By the matter
of good converted by the
two situations, his and
commons's into matter
of corruption, all the
evil is done. That wd.
remain undiminished.

130 or 6.
2. So, Lord's House.
Their interest it is to
keep the matter of
corruption undiminished
the depredation
and oppression in the
benefit of which they
share. King's acts wd.
then as now, be applied
by Lords.

131 or 7.
Objection. Reform, if
radical, will suffice.
The reform accomplished,
so will be all others.
If to that purpose King
and Lords are obsequious,
so to all others.

132 or 8.
Answer. No.
1. Untouched will
remain King & Lord's
powers. From both
Offices, matter of
corruption in vast quantity
is inseparable: much
of the depredation and

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or 8 contind
oppression they will
prevent the abolition of:
the rest, their power will
suffice to bring back.

For all this, not so much
as one act of corruption
will be necessary.
[. Here repeat or refer
to a list of their
pernicious powers.]

133 or 9.
Continuing Kingship
would be sanctioning
a fundamental principle
opposite to the only
justifiable one.

134 or 10.
3. By the self preferring
principle in human
nature coupled with the
power, has all the evil
been produced, causes
remaining, how can
the effect cease?

135 or 11.
Incompatible with greatest
numbers greatest
happiness are both
situations, Kings & Lords.

136 or 12.
Leave the situation
unchanged, you leave in full
use all the filth, moral
and intellectual, they are
supported by: viz.
1. The lying by which
superiority in virtue is
ascribed to unchangeable
superiority in vice.
2. The absurdity by which
incapacity to do wrong is
ascribed to incapacity
to do right.

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